Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle, the home of the Blarney Stone Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since.

Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words.

Take your time to make a journey through diverse surroundings from tranquil to serene, to mystical and magical places. From the top of the Castle you can take in the wonderful views of over 60 acres of sprawling parklands which include gardens, avenues, arboretums and waterways. Find a touch of danger entwined with the beauty, as you look out for one of the few Poison Gardens in Ireland. We hope you enjoy your visit to the gardens where you will find, the beauty is ever changing with the seasons,so that no visit will ever be the same. 

"Blarney Castle is a 'must see' for many visiting the area. The castle has some history but, in truth, that's not why people come. They come to kiss the Blarney Stone, a myth created and promoted, but so effective that we have fallen for it too. The castle is a ruin, no rooms of floors intact. To get to the stone you must climb a four storey, narrow spiral stone staircase to the top. Don't make the mistake, like we did, of following a very large lady who got stuck and had no fitness for the task ... there are no get out options once you begin climbing. The view from the top is great. The stone kissed you return via another steep spiral staircase. And now you can enjoy the real jewel of Blarney - the gardens, they are stunning and huge, take your time and enjoy them. Take a picnic too, the food options are crowded and over-priced. " - Martin